|Published:||2016, Lyrical Underground|
|No. of Pages:||298|
|Cover Price:||$15.00 Paperback, $5.99 Kindle|
In the second book of the Clair Morgan Investigation series, Gone Black, Claire Morgan is finally tying the knot with Nicholas Black, but since he’s captured by three sadistic, evil killers who blame him for the death of their wife and mother, Black doesn’t make it to the wedding. Claire has no choice but to meet the killers and let them take her to Black, since they will kill Black outright if she doesn’t. The killers are arms dealers who specialize in explosives and torture, and they are using their skills on both Black and Morgan. Black’s friends from his Navy SEAL days are willing to help, and they all travel to France to rescue their colleague.
The drama starts with the epilogue and continues throughout. Both Claire and Black are in danger the entire time, and are being tortured while their friends try to find a way for them to escape. Claire is gutsy, stands up for herself throughout, and, even though everyone knows who the perpetrators are and how vicious and cruel they are, there is no letting up and the suspense is palpable. There is a fair amount of violence in this book, and the scenarios are more of the “comic book superhero” variety where they aren’t particularly viable, but interesting and exciting all the same.
Ladd has done a good job of making the characters real, albeit a bit superhuman. The writing is good, and she is an excellent storyteller. The book is intense, and a page turner. This is definitely a series that will be popular with those who like action from start to finish.
Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying an advanced review copy of this novel.
This book may be purchased at Amazon:
Gone Black (Claire Morgan Investigations Book 2), Paperback
Gone Black (Claire Morgan Investigations Book 2), Kindle